- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 27, 2016

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) - A lumber baron’s 142-year-old mansion in Saginaw is set to be demolished.

The Saginaw News (https://bit.ly/1XVXsiG ) reports the Saginaw City Council resolved in a 4-3 vote Monday to tear down the blighted property at the edge of the city’s downtown to clear space for future development. Charles Lee, a lumberman in East Saginaw, built the mansion.

Saginaw spent $20,000 to buy the property in 2011 using a federal grant, planning to take down the mansion. The city’s plans stalled amid outcry from preservationists and others in 2012.

City Manager Tim Morales says a group approached the city at that time with interest in buying and restoring the mansion, but he says the group didn’t move forward with that following an initial meeting.


Information from: The Saginaw News, https://www.mlive.com/saginaw

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